Monday, 12 March 2018

Theresa May should ignore the pressure to punish Russia before she knows all the facts

A Russian spy and his daughter have been poisoned on British soil and the clamour is now growing, in politics..

By Owen Polley

Monday, 5 March 2018

The British government must admit a hard border is possible

On Friday, the prime minister delivered a reasonable, moderate, detailed speech, explaining the type of Brexit sought by her government...

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Northern Ireland needs the short, sharp shock of direct rule

Northern Ireland has now been without a power-sharing executive for just over four hundred consecutive days. That’s considerably longer than..

By Owen Polley

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Kingsmill, Sinn Fein, and why stability in Northern Ireland is still a long way off

It’s over a year since the devolved Executive in Northern Ireland collapsed, after the late Martin McGuinness, then deputy first..

By Owen Polley

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

As we take back control from Brussels, we must not forget to protect the British constitution

Ever since the referendum result, the debate around Brexit has too often been conducted in a tone of shrill hysteria...

By Owen Polley

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The deal on the Irish border really could threaten the Good Friday Agreement (but not in the way you think)

On Monday, Brexit negotiations over the Irish border broke down in spectacular confusion, leaving a number of unanswered questions amid..

By Owen Polley